You could take our word that our next-generation firewalls deliver unmatched visibility and control to safely enable your applications, but we think the words of our customers are more convincing. Read what they have to say about real-world deployments of our products. Below you will find case studies detailing our next-generation firewalls in action at companies large and small - in simple to complex global networks - in a variety of industries.

  • The Heinz Endowments Regains Lost Productivity with Improved Security from Next- ...


    The Heinz Endowments is a foundation based in Pittsburgh that develops solutions to regional, statewide, and national challenges. The organization’s goals are to help southwestern Pennsylvania thrive economically, ecologically, educationally, and culturally—while advancing the state of knowledge and practice in fields such as philanthropy in general, and disciplines in five grant-making programs: Arts & Culture; Children, Youth & Families; Education; Environment; and Community & Economic Development.

  • Management & Training Corporation Lowers Costs, Improves Network Security and Pe ...


    Founded in 1981, Management & Training Corporation (MTC) is a privately-held company headquartered in Centerville, Utah. MTC successfully operates Job Corps, corrections, medical, and international and domestic workforce development contracts serving disadvantaged populations. MTC’s track record of integrity, leadership, performance, and innovation has made it the U.S. Department of Labor’s largest Job Corps operator, and the third largest operator of private adult correctional facilities.

  • Brigham Young University Ramps up Security and Prepares Network for Major Expans ...


    Brigham Young University–Hawaii (BYU–Hawaii) is a small campus of intercultural leadership development, where a diverse population of over 2,500 students representing over 70 countries live, study and work together. A BYU–Hawaii education involves intellectual learning and career preparation, as well as moral, ethical and spiritual enrichment.

  • Palo Alto Networks® Firewall Saves Valuable IT Time at Blackrock Clin ...


    Blackrock Clinic is the leading and longest-established private hospital and clinic in Ireland. Since it opened in the mid-1980s, the Clinic has built an unparalleled reputation in new high-tech surgical procedures, medical treatments and ground-breaking diagnostics. This reputation has led some of the best international and national consultants to work at Blackrock Clinic.

  • Aviva Stadium Kicks Off New IT Security System with Palo Alto Networks


    The Aviva Stadium is Ireland’s world class venue for international sporting events, music concerts and business conferences.

    “New malware is emerging every day and we were previously struggling to keep up with that pace. With threats constantly changing it could take days for the process to recognise new signatures. But with the Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall, the process takes under an hour.”

  • SPAR Austria enhances security posture with Palo Alto Networks security platform


    “Palo Alto Networks technology enables us to accurately identify and control applications by user, scan content to stop threats in real time, and prevent data leakage. The Company’s next generation firewalls help us to create granular, mission-relevant security policies and safely control applications, instead of the ‘block all-or-nothing’ approach offered by traditional port-blocking devices,” says Christian Brennsteiner, Technology Architect of SPAR Austria Group.

  • Forgital: migliorare la sicurezza e la gestione della produttività a livello glo ...


    Il Gruppo Forgital è specializzato nella produzione di anelli laminati a caldo senza saldatura in lega di acciaio, nichel, alluminio e titanio, utilizzati in tutti i settori dell’industria meccanica e di trasmissione, da quello aerospaziale all’oil & gas, dalle costruzioni all’industria delle estrazioni, dal settore manifatturiero fino al mercato della produzione di energia.

    “Palo Alto Networks è stata una scelta vincente, i tempi di deployment e passaggio alla nuova realtà sono stati veloci e senza alcun inconveniente. Il fatto che nessuno in azienda abbia percepito cambiamenti il giorno dello switch on è stato un segno molto positivo.”

  • Palo Alto Networks Gets Top Marks for Solving Bandwidth and Security Issues for ...


    Located in British Columbia, Canada, the School District of Chilliwack is a learning community of over 13,000 students, served by 2,300 teachers and support staff. The district’s diverse programs include 37 elementary, middle and secondary neighborhood schools as well as alternate and distance learning programs.

    “Before Palo Alto Networks we’d block certain ports and students would find ways around it. Matching a user name and IP address with Active Directory is so helpful. Palo Alto Networks firewalls are multi-faceted application-based firewalls that effectively control applications."

  • Volle Applikationskontrolle bei reduziertem Managementaufwand - Der Landkreis Gr ...


    Der Landkreis Grafschaft Bentheim liegt im Südwesten von Niedersachsen. Kreisstadt und größte Stadt des Landkreises ist Nordhorn mit rund 53.000 Einwohnern. Der IT-Service des Landkreises stellt für die Mitarbeiter der Verwaltung den störungsfreien Betrieb und die Fortentwicklung der informations-technischen Arbeitsumgebung inklusive der erforderlichen Infrastrukturen sicher. Diese Aufgabe schließt den Betrieb eines eigenen Rechenzentrums für die sichere Datenhaltung und die Anbindung der kommunalen Eigenbetriebe sowie weiterer externer öffentlicher Einrichtungen mit ein. Die 15 Mitarbeiter der IT-Abteilung verwalten rund 700 PC-Arbeitsplätze für die 800 Mitarbeiter des Landkreises. Hinzu kommen noch rund 1400 PCs, die in einem Schulnetz verknüpft sind sowie weitere 140 PC-Arbeitsplätze in den Schulen. Die Sicherheit dieser IT-Infrastruktur und der sensiblen Daten der öffentlichen Verwaltung ist für den Landkreis elementar. Um die IT-Umgebung besser abzusichern und die Transparenz über die im Netzwerk genutzten Applikationen zu erhöhen, entschied sich die IT-Abteilung eine neue Firewall-Lösung anzuschaffen. 

  • University of Macau: "The whole network is now far easier to manage and maintain ...


    The University of Macau (UM) was founded in 1981 as a private higher education institution. Formerly known as the University of East Asia and renamed as the University of Macau in 1991, the university is now one of leading universities in the region, offering over 130 Bachelor, Masters and PhD programmes. “Palo Alto Networks and its channel partner took the time to familiarise themselves with what we were trying to achieve, and then proposed a solution that they thought would meet our needs,” said Stanley Seak, the ICTO’s Functional Head of Technical and User Support Section.

  • Global Shipping Giant OOCL Enhances Support for BYOD and Cloud


    Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. Headquartered in Hong Kong, OOCL is one of the world's largest integrated international container transportation and logistics companies, linking over 60 countries including Asia, Europe, North America, the Mediterranean, the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East and Australia/New Zealand. "Our success in global infrastructure depends on our ability to provide instant access to critical business information for employees regardless of where they are located and what device they are using to access the network. With the Palo Alto Networks solution, we are now able to provide a consistent, controlled and secure network connection for everyone."

  • Leo Madeiras improves productivity with Palo Alto Networks® firewall


    Founded in 1943, Leo Madeiras is part of Ligna Group, which includes companies such as Leroy Merlin, Duratex and other enterprises in the Real Estate and Energy sectors. Leo Madeiras evolved from a small shop to the largest distributor of supplies for woodworking, the furniture industry and dry construction in Brazil, with more than 15,000 stock items.

    Leo Madeiras Case Study is available in English and Portuguese.